I have a preschooler, three to five years old
As your child grows and gets ready for their first day of school, you may have questions and want support along the way.
No cost programs to support you and your child can provide:
- Quality childcare
- Free and low-cost certified pre-school
- Culturally relevant reading and early learning programs
- Assistance finding health coverage, care, and other supports
- Parenting support
- Calendar of events, activities, and classes
Help Me Grow
Help Me Grow is a free service connecting families to needed resources and services starting with pregnancy through age six. Families can also connect to parenting supports, basic needs, healthcare providers.
Head Start Programs
Head Start programs promote early childhood learning, childhood health and overall family wellbeing. Programs include: Head Start, Migrant Seasonal Head Start, Oregon Pre-K, Migrant Head Start, Early Head Start, Oregon Pre-K Prenatal (OPK P-3), Early Head Start Child Care Partnership, and Early Head Start Home Based.
Family Resource Coordinators
Family Resource Coordinators support school districts to provide direct support for families with children ages 0 – 6. Services include information on quality child care, early learning, parenting and connection to community resources.
Connect with a family resource coordinator by calling the phone line: 503-846-4431
Pre-K Services in Multnomah County
Early Learning Hub Multnomah provides resources for parents and child care providers to help ready children for kindergarten, including Preschool Promise, Head Start and more.
Pre-K Services in Clackamas County
Early Learning Hub of Clackamas County provides resources for parents and child care providers to help ready children for kindergarten, including Preschool Promise, Head Start and more.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, healthy food, health referrals, and other services free of charge to families who qualify. Enroll with Help Me Grow.
Free Preschool is for families with children aged three and four meeting income guidelines. Preschools have a variety of programs, services, and languages.
Parenting Together is a collection of resources available to parents in Washington County. This includes parent education, child care resources, family-friendly activities, and web-based resources for parents organized by the child's age.
Early Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) may sound scary, but parents, caregivers, and children already use STEM every day!
Ready to Read
The Multilingual Permanent Collections are early literacy campaigns to ensure that the growing numbers of immigrant and refugee students and their families in Washington County have the books, programs and supplies they need to be ready for school and prepared to succeed. Early Learning Washington County has allocated funding to support this effort since 2017.
211info Child Care
2-1-1 provides free, customized referrals to child care providers and strategies for finding quality child care in Oregon. To speak with a Parent Educator about child care resources: